[JPL] Would like your opinion from Micele Grey

Len Dobbin lendobbin at sympatico.ca
Thu Feb 28 12:51:06 EST 2008


Sheila Jordan suggests that you get the sheet music and learn the song as it 
was written before even listening to anyone's recording of same.  Know the 
lyrics as written before attempting you own interpretation.

Len
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From: "Peter Solomon" <psolomon at ideastations.org>
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Subject: Re: [JPL] Would like your opinion from Micele Grey


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> Personally that's a turn-off.
> Sometime's it's OK - Dave Van Ronk used to mess with the lyrics of some of
> the old tunes he sang. Like when he sang "Nobody Knows You When You're
> Down and out" and he got to the lyric about "hang on to it till the eagle
> grins" he sang "hang on to it till the eagle screams." It was always done
> artfully, tongue in cheek.
> Not sure where the line is drawn and it starts to detract. When a singer
> doesn't have a good understanding of the material or its origins I guess
> it's a different story.
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> Peter Solomon
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> Hi, JPLers
>
> I have been listening to some new vocalists CD's and would love to
> hear some opinions about this from jazz programmers/
>
> How do you feel about vocalists who mess up some words in the
> lyric..purposely or not?
>
> Juat curious. Do you listen for that?
>
> Thanks
>
> Micele Grey
> Swingin' Fox Music
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